The son of veteran actor Pankaj Kapur, Shahid Kapoor started off his career by appearing in advertisements, music videos and also as a background dancer in Subhash Ghai‘s Taal. The dancer-actor then made his Bollywood debut with Ishq Vishq, a love story which won him the Best Male Debut of the year.
Kapoor then appeared in movies like Fida and Shikhar and though the two films did not fare well, Kapoor came to be noticed for his good looks and dancing talents. Shahid’s major hit was Sooraj Barjatya‘s Vivah, a love story revolving around the tradition of arranged marriages. He followed this with Jab We Met and noir thriller Kaminey and the two films earned him Best Actor nominations at the Filmfare ceremony.
Kapoor’s last film was Mausam, an epic love story directed by his father Pankaj Kapur in which Shahid played the role of an Air Force pilot and also underwent training with fighter pilots to get his body language and mannerisms right. Though the film did not fare as well as expected, Shahid did draw lots of attention because of his ‘uniform’ look and moustache. The young actor will be next seen in Teri Meri Kahaani.
On the occasion of his birthday, here’s wishing the Mausam man a prosperous professional and personal life.